Voices from the Street

I live at cemetery road. The pots on our road are death holes. Their jeeps are immortal, they swim in it. But our cabu-cabu and okada have only one life, so they get killed.

You can’t even talk of the rats. The ones that escape our hunt, die of kwashiorkor.
Among the unlucky ones are the cats, they would have to visit the next street before they see meat, else, they too will lack protein and die of the same thing.

Several rugged poles on both sides of the road. They carry wires that have no life. Once in a very long while, children scream the loudest joy you will ever hear,”light-light”. But the children never finish their cry, before epilepsy snatches power supply.

Cobwebs have invaded the government offices, insects lie around there as corpses. Many things have stopped working, the electronics are no good either. The television sets are dusty, even the taps didn’t escape the harmattan

Everything in this street is dead
Counting from the number of obituary bills on the walls, to the number of dead destinies, on the walk. Our hospital is a graveyard, the only lively part of it is the mortuary. So when friends from other streets visit, they understand better next time I tell them I live at cemetery road.



13 thoughts on “Voices from the Street” by chudwin godwin (@chudwin)

  1. Lol….nice one!
    But did U mean *ports of pots?
    I enjoy this really…
    Keep penning!

  2. …And as the going says, and unfortunately, ‘the graveyard is the richest place on earth’ because that’s where all the untapped potentials lie wasting!
    It’s true of our beloved Nigeria! Can the dead bone ever rise again? Time will tell, surely.
    Nice piece dude, keep it up.

    1. @chime, I saw ur message.thanks

  3. …And as the sages say, and unfortunately so, ‘the graveyard is the richest place on earth’ because that’s where all the untapped potentials lie wasting!
    It’s true of our beloved Nigeria! Can the dead bone ever rise again? Time will tell, surely.
    Nice piece dude, keep it up.

  4. A disturbing read. Good work.

    It is Kabu-Kabu though.

    1. Thanks bro. Correction observed!

  5. Hmmm, well penned. Something to ponder on. Obituary bills on the walls to dead destinies on the walk. @Chudwin

  6. Pot as in “pot road”. Thank you, for taking ur time 2 read this

  7. @hymar, thanks bro.correction observed!

  8. I liked this. Cemetery road indeed. Now I don’t have to wonder why places have that name.
    Well done, Godwin. $ß.

  9. This was somewhat satirical in tone, @chudwin. Maybe it would have been better as a poem?

    It needs a bit of polishing to clean up phrases like “But the children never finish their cry, before epilepsy snatches power supply.”

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